I've been trying to make sense of various reports online about the various iPhone models and how they perform in terms of reception. The X seems to be quite a bit weaker than the 8 Plus, and obviously Intel is inferior to Qualcomm. My big question is, how does the 8 Plus compare to the S8/S9, and how much does 4x4 MIMO matter? Apple really screwed up by not including 4x4 MIMO in the iPhone 8, as they released a phone that was already way behind Samsung in radio technology, even though Apple is way ahead in CPU performance. What should we be expecting in the fall? The new phones appear to all be roughly based on the X, but they are going to have to be a totally new RF design to accommodate 4x4 MIMO. I'm tempted by the 8 Plus, but there's just something wrong about buying a phone that came out with obsolete radio technology the day it came out.